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3 Major Challenges Facing the Future of IoT

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The Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon—ubiquitous connected things providing key physical data and further processing of that data in the cloud to deliver business insights— presents a huge opportunity for many players in all businesses and industries. Many companies are organizing themselves to focus on IoT and the connectivity of their future products and services.

IoT Challenges

For the IoT industry to thrive there are three categories of challenges to overcome and this is true for any new trend in technology not only IoT:

Figure 1: IoT Challenges

Technology
Business  
Society

Technology

This part is covering all the technologies needed to make IoT systems function smoothly as a standalone solution or part of existing systems. Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)  listed some of the root causes of such technological challenges:

Many IoT Systems are poorly designed and implemented, using diverse protocols and technologies that create complex configurations.
Lack of mature IoT technologies and business processes
Limited guidance for life cycle maintenance and management of IoT devices
Limited best practices available for IoT developers
There is a lack of standards for authentication and authorization of IoT edge devices
There are no best practices for IoT-based incident response activities.
Audit and Logging standards are not defined for IoT components
Restricted interfaces available IoT devices to interact with security …

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